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The Geography department at Rockwood Academy is committed to allowing students to discover and apply the knowledge they have achieved to help them become global citizens, environmentalists and scientists by helping them to understand the human impacts on the environment and the places around them.

  • To provide students with opportunities to understand the world around them, the challenges it faces and their place within it.
  • To enable students to be globally and environmentally informed, thoughtful and enquiring citizens
  • To provide opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom.

Our Teachers

Mr Gullam Ahmed Head of Department

Miss Fatima Zahra – Teacher of Geography

Miss Asma Ghafoor – Teacher of Geography

Mr S Hetherington – Assistant Headteacher


Exam Specification

Paper 1 Living with the physical environment:
The challenges of natural hazards
The living world
River landscapes in the UK
Coastal landscapes in the UK
1 hour 30 minutes 35%

Paper 2 Challenges in the human environment:
Urban issues and challenges
The changing economic world
Resource management
Water management
1 hour 30 minutes 35%

Paper 3 Physical landscapes in the UK
Physical geography fieldwork
Human geography fieldwork
1 hour 15 minutes 30%

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